Newspaper of Evening Star, June 7, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated June 7, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHING TON CITY: -3UBSD*? AFfEHHOO* June 7. for toe stab. Tht- following persons are authorized to contract for the publication of adver tivmenta in the Star : Philadelphia?V. B. Palksr, N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?S. M. Pkttlngill k Ck>., Nassau street. Boston ? V. B. Palm**, Scollay's -?uilding. ?XT/" A dvaatisajraxrs should be handed by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not appear until the next day. 1 1 ? ? S^IEIT OF THX K0x !*I2ie Fo?3fc The Union diacusaes Mr. Perry's conduct towards Mr Soule and points out the nece* til) and propriety of Lis recent removal. On bcth these points we have heretofore ex pressed coincidence with that journal, though differing from it widely in apprecittion of Mr. Soule's diplomacy, which it ttrik*i as embraces many unfortunate features. We also entertain little admiration, indeed, for the so evident disposition of Mr. S. to kick up a wholly unjustifiable row with the Stale Department, out of which he cannot fail to come cff sadly damaged The Intelligencer regarding the Union's remarks, of yesterday, upon Mr. Soule s short note denoucciag and epitbe'ixing Mr Perry as ?n official tff-tir, deprecates what it character ia.s as the Administration's admission of tho truth of the charges whieh Mr S. brought again?t Mr P , in advance of the presentation of proof of their truth In another paragraph the Invlhgtnttr corrects a misapprehension of an Annapjlis Whig paper, which conceived it* remarks on the Virginia cle.tinn to convey an admi-sion that the Know Nothing party is '.he W big party. The tditor denies the fact, and inornate* that the Intelhgcncer will stand by the Whig ship while a single plank of her floata TUSKISGTO* .news and gossip. The Cuban /frican Slave Trade.?The Ha vana eor-ospondent -f the New York Tnbune writes as folk war Havana. May 28. 1855. I perceivo a sta'ent nt in the Key West cor reipondent of the Charleston Courier dated 10:h iost . that "the brig Horatio, then lately pioked up off Sand Key, had landed a car/ro of 4^0 slaves on ihe Cuba coast, 240 of whom were t.ik$n by the Briti h cruisers whan she wma abandoned and cut adrift." Now this is to alij an error. The Horatio, it is known lanoed 600 Africans near Bahai HonJa, of ^houi only-i-ayone were arrested on shore tt>rough be exertion* of an agent of the tiri. tish consul. as I informed you at the lime lhe error is not, peihap*, of great conse quence yet it is as well that it snould be cor rested. The Spanish Judge of the Mixed Commis sion h is resigned, aod consequently when h s lare''80v 8hi4,i appointed all p-^edinju be.ore that court will have to be bee in d?> rn> 'h i i Pul'on, San Jacinto, and Cyane i * efe "Bot at rhis time a whlfrlk U . oiUocal ship in this barber, while the Bntis . steam frigate Termaga't stealer Medea and Fch'.oter Scorpion aro """ll"fl*3?Comm ? 5*?rylJ'lns' Politically speaking, appear* in ,Vt,l now Th* wnarhar - too wirrn for lazy Creoles to even think, much lea3 to act, at this time. W e learn from authentic sources that the '? Horatio' was found by the crew of a Key West pilot boat, in the straits of Florida, near to the coast of Cuba, entirely abandoned, and being carried into Key West was libelled by them fo. salvage before the Admiralty Court. Tie derelict vessel has been sold by the order of the court, the gross proceeds amounting to some $600. of which the salvors were decreed sixty per cent., the residue some $240. remain ing in the registry of the court to await the application of any claimants that may appear, i The same " Horatio " cculd be seen painted on the vessels stem, but the name of the fort to whieh she belonged was defaced and not diMisguishaSle She is an hermophrodite brig of about 160 or 170 ton^ burthen, and though earrj ing a large spread of canvas, was not by any xteans a rakish lookicg orclipper built craft It is supposed she is eight or nine yaa-s old Whether of British Colonial. En gi:?h, or T nited'States build, has not been oeruinly ascertained, and there are conflicting opinions, eome insisting the is a Boston, others a St Johns and others a Leeds cr Liverpool built vessel. Liverpool, it will be re:ollected, owes its use ehiefly to the African slave trade, and it is net imiowible nor improbable that, taking advantage of the present embarrassed and distressed condition of the British govern ment whilst engaged in the siege of Sebastopol, aomecf i?s enterprising m*clunt< and ship owners havt been incited by their cupidity to eeg'ge in this traffic We forget whether Novel, Wilber force, or Clarkson, who some halt a century since told the Engliah Parlia ment and people that ?the very bricks in the house* and ate res of Liverpool were cemented with the b!ocd of unhappy Africans dragged into West Indian bondage by her slave tra Siree the great increa:e of the culti vation cf cotton, Liverpool has become the chief English mart f jT that article, and its prosperity is mainly dependent on the annual crop cf the Untied State*, of which it receives each season tome hundreds of millions of p:u?ds. Looking to the past course of the British Government in relation to the African slave trade to iu conduct and ea eer in the East Indies-to its attempts, since the adoption in 1835 of the suicidal West India emanoipaiion ?cr., to procure and introduce eoohet there in lieu of the Md to the cruel treat n*nt of these eoolitt, as to which we gave a couple of month* ago in the Star a horrible a^uet, extracted from the same official re port in the Jamaica papers?we should not be at all^surprised if the British Government had Tha ?hT *Ukh C0U?* by British merchants The philanthropy 0f the Briu.h rulers has ever been aomewhat regulated by their inter ; and .t is a historical fact, that they in ...tad upon a condition, in a treat, with Spain made during the last century, that EDK,iah merchants should be allowed the privilege sapplyiifl the Spanish West Indies wi,h "Guinea niggeri,"as slaves, under what w?. called toe "Assien'o col tract;" and before the revolution of 1776 the Htyal veto was re peatedly interposed as to laws passed by the ooloniei aboli<hing such trade. We therefore fael that our tai'givings as to the real policy ac.d ao'.a of the British rulers in reference to the African slave trade are fully warranted by past acta, and, indeed, by tho faets existing ?tbb um. Dow !. ?, th?t, dwpii. th. "*" th. British Gotwrnot nd| *pain for the suptT-3Mion of thii Infamous trade beiween Africa und the Spanish Wee', In lian colonies, sevral thousands of negroes *re annually smoggled bj the tlave traders into Cuba from Africa? So little service is rendered, in the suppression of this slave trade by the British naval cruisers in the African and West Indian seas, (said to be expressly placed there as a kind of po ice detectives,) that the suspicion is justified of eontuvinee by them at the traffio, not merely in the face of ths treaty with Spain and of ects of the I British Parliament, but. too, in the face of th?roft repea ed and loudly vaunted ruperemi nency of British philanthropy in this regard, ihat ?? *ixty-on$'\! (the abovo statement al leges the British detectives in Cuba arrested that number only out of six hundred that got "on shore,") were all that could be found out of ten t\mn that number landed, is certainly a circumstance not creditable to the vigilance of the British naval officers and other detec tive police of the British Government in Africa and in Cuba, and it naturally suggests the 'iiquiry, whether they may not hare been 'conciliated," or ' gratified," or " subsi dited, or, in other words, biibed, or whether their laxity was not understood and encour* aged and winked at by their superiors at home, or whether they can be bd stupidly inefficient <ia the facta imply ? Some explanation should be given of this matter for the credit of the British Government, and its superior as well as subordinate officers. The vessels of war of the United States are not permitted by the I aws of nations in the ab sence of treaties authorising it, to overhaul the vessels of Spain or of any other nation though known to be engaged iu tho slave trade. If any citizens of the United States are concerned, the vessels may bo arrested but if none are so concerned the fl>g of the vessel is full protection against interference by our naval officers and "slavers" and crews are only amenable to the laws of their own country. The force of eighty guns that we hare engaged by treaty with England to keep on the coat of Africa, and the vigilance of our execution and judicial authorities has put an end to such trade by our citizens and by vessels owned by them, and by vessels owned by foreigners fitted out from our ports and we believe that in every one of the limited number of cases that there has been occasion to bring before the courts of the United States since the prohibition of the trade by law otherj than citisens of the United States have been the prime aotors And we cannot now call to mind any case of eitisens that has oc curred south of Philadelphia within the past fifteen jears. The federal constitution, adopted in 1737, provided for the abolition of the slave trcdo, and the law enacted in 1807 under that provision, was. we belieie, the first law adopted by any government for its suppression Tha4 law branded citiiens of the United States who should engage or participate in such business, directly or indirectly, as pih\ts?! tko?gh it reserved the power to apprehend and to pun ish the violators, to our own tribunals, and we have ever properly withheld from the ves sels of war and naval officers of other countries the right to board or visit and search our ves ?els,or arrest our oi-isenc railing under our flag on the high seas under any pretence the same act and others since enacted impose heavy penalties and severe punishments upon foreigners fitting out "slavers" from our ports We have never heard of but one case of c cargo ot African negroes being brought into the .United States since 1807, in which the guilty parties and their abettors upon being detected, were not punished in an exemplary manner, and the negroes returned to their na tive country at the expense of the Federal Governmert; r.nd in the excepled case, the Africans, it is said, were allowed to remain in bis country, at their own request, insomuch as some of them had Cuntraoted matrimonial eLgagements here, Ac. We will furnish our readers during the present week with a states ment taken from the official returns made to the British Parliament a year or two since of the oumber^f Africans ascertained and known to have been brought from Africa into Cuba, Porto Itico and Braiil since 1835. It is a cu rious statement It sbows several hundrr Is of thousands have been so brought from Africa and safely landed undetected by the Briiish eruuers, their statistics being chiefly founded on African accounts of the number ascertained actually to have been shipped, and. therefore considerably short of the true number. Before we reed the statement at the head of ihe.? remarks we had been advised that the opinions of intelligent Americans-gentlemen who sa? the " Horatio" at Key We?t, and of officers of the British Navy who visited Key West to examine her, were unequivocal and decided on tse point that s&e had boen recent ly employed in the slave trade, and had pro! a b y brought a cargo of negroes trom Africa w ,n a fow *?*ks It was conjectured that she might have landed her cargo in Cuba, and had then upon an alarm, been suddenly aban doned by her orew; to prevent the detection of those concerned. We had not heard of the ''arrest'' of the sixty-one of the six hundred negroes comprising her cargo until we read the above and we regret to say it yet requires verification as a fact. We hope it may be so, for if none of the cargq were landed, we aro left to conjecture the possibility that the hor rible means was adopted, (of which the history of the African slave trade it is said affordd precedents) of throwing tk< slaves into tk? ,M ?P?n bein? closely chased by a man-of war ! And we are told the appearance of the ? Uoratie' allows this suspioion to be enter tained as to her. She had recently been, it is quite certain, closely pressed in some chase before she was abandoned, for her rails and stanohions were freshly sawed asonder in several places, manifestly to reader her "lira be^ or "springy, and thus promote her sail ing, a device, we are informed, often practised by skilful seamen to escape a pursuing vessel Upon the whole this case or the ? Horatio" is ? most mysterious affair, and should be closely investigated by the British and Spanish Gov ernments, as well as by our own. The possibility of the horrible atrocity of six hundred human beings being purposely thrown into the sea to enable'the pirates to escapedeteotion, and elude punishment, should prompt it, and it would also be wise for the British authorities if seriously and sincerely desirous of puUing an end to the Cuba African ?Uve trade, to investigate as to the cause* "by their officers are not more successful. British If1 DOt M"stan<;e wi*? be afforded the reoue3'edOTTT"*,lt in <UCh in?M,i?ation if ehlited It*. 0aUi# th? truth t0 be elated. It would afford the British Govern , ,of di8?u>in?* ^ ?hould atiMir tL.i , th. Eag,Uh n obi I itj (.M Z . ' ?/ its rulm) hid nought to m.nj tb,ir <h fbrtuM b, p.rtoif.uag in proOU of the Afican slave trtjc * s lat? n? 1854 and lvS55' Wo thouli not ba surprised if a con nection of the Dutchess of Sutherland was to be found among them! If authoritatiwlf inquired of on these point*, we might possibly suggest a mode of ascertaining the truth. We trust our ooteoaporar.es. as well of New York and Philadelphia as of Boston, will take i some pains to ascertain whether any such vei sel as the " Horatio" is described to be, has been in their pirt within the last year; and if so, have traced out and publish such info.ma tion as the papers on fl'e in the oustom house jor consulate* there may furnish. And we make a like suggestion to our consuls at St. Johns, N. B , and at Leeds and Liverpool, England We learn that it is now not in unusual oc currence after good success in getting a cargo of negroes in Africa and landing them safely in Cuba, to scuttle and sink or to burn or otherwise destroy the vessel employed to pre vent detection. A "slaver" cannot enter a public port without danger of detection. We learn the stench to her hold caused by the employment, cannot be eradicated f.r many months, and the diffijclty of giving a strict account of her past whereabouts, and unless her rig and equipments are radically ohanged are certain to cause di teotion if any vigilance is exercised. A good slaver may cost ten or fifteen thousand dollars, and her full outfit may perhaps come to $15,000 more,; nd a oar go of six hundred negroes in Africa may cost in rum, and beads, and coarse calicoes, and kaivc, Ac., Ac., say $12 000 more, in all $42,000 to bring the negroes to the Cuban ooast; where they can ordinarily be sold for $200 each, making $12>),000; thus leaving $30 000 clear profit on cash trip, if they can escape detection, even if the vessel is destroyed or abandoned The " lloratio" may have been, as suggested, hastily abandoned under apprehension of detection after landing her cargo, and we hope it may he so, for otherwise I there is ground for the dreadful alternative hypothesis we have alluded to. We intend to resyme this subject shortly, and present some interesting facts and our own views as to what is now. and probably will be hereafter, the real though secret policy of the British rulors in relation to African slavery in the British West Indies and in the Brazils, and the leaving that policy has. and will continue to have on the interests of the United States. We place little confidence in diplomatic disclaimers and assurances on sach subjects. British diplomacy is ordinarily a system of tergiversation, falsehood, and hum b-jg. False reasons and motives are given for acts to deceive as well other governments as their own honest masses, and often in igno rance of the true condition of things the self opinionated and arrogant aristocracy adopt those courses most calculated to promote the very results they deprecate and desire to pre vent. The Forthcoming History of Mr. Soule'i '"ission to Madrid ?We supposed when the New York H-ratd announced that Mr. Soule was writiag a history of his lite mission, that the intimation was thrown cut in order to coax that gentleman to lenJ himself to the purposes of Bennett; not crediting the idea that bis experience in publia affairs had failed to teach him that with the negotiations with which be had been so recently connected, a:ill unfin ished publications from him upon them unau thoriiod by his government, might materially injure its interests. But it seems we gave him creJ t for more discretion thau he possesses, arsd the world is to have a book on his misun derstandings, scrapes and squabbles in Mad rid. Its effect oan bardiy be otherwise than to increase the rcspcct which this oountry and Europe has for the flrianess and good sense of the President and Secretary of btate, and to make the impression cien tnore general, that he (Mr Soule) with all his brilliant genius and talents was wholly unfitted, by nature and ed ucation, for the position in which he male his daihing failure. There are one or two points in the history of his mission and of the Perry letter which forms the basis of his foolish ttueut against the Secretary of State, which arc we<l known in unofficial oircles here. As they are of publio interest we may not im properly explain them. In the first place, we hate every reason to belicvd that the country, through the labors of Mr Souie, is iu a maze of error as to the character of the instructions which he took to ^^n. It is generally believed tha he went oat authorised by the Government here to make ah offer for tho purchase of Cuba. Now e?ery gentleman in Washington oonnecied with foreign missions is in error if that im predsion was founded on faot. Their under standing is?and wo feel aisurrd it is eorrcot ?that ho wa3 instructed to urga, not tho sale of Cuba to us, but that Spain should acknowl edge its independence, on the property hold ?*a of the island paying into the treasury of the Realm a iair equivalent for the peouniary sacrifice which the mother country might mike, in treating her colony as a kind parent should treat a ohild old enough to begin the world on its own account He was probably instructed to back the exertions of the Cuban liberaliots to this end, by offering the United States as a guarantee for the fulfilment or the peour.iary engagements Cuba might mako to Spain in such an arrangement. It will bo perceived that in this policy, with iU consequences oi future identity of interests and relations between the Island and the United States, there was absolutely nothing offensive to the dignity of Spain, involving, if successful, only conduct on her part showing thai she was living up to the enlightened spirit of the age, and dealing with Cuba only as a parent would deal with its beloved off spring We are greatly mistaken if such was not the gist of Mr. Soule's Cuban instructions, the wisdom of which was probably cordially acquiesced in by him when he left the United States. The world knows that it did not take him long to initiate the hopeless policy of en deavoring to induce Spain to sell the island to us, arid to urge the sale with so little tact and discretion as to render the idea of acqui escence in the proposition, intensely odious to nearly the whole Spanish nation. Thesother fact to which we refer above has reference to Mr. Perry's letter to the depart insnt, which, by the by, is understood among the foreign diplomatists here to be the only one oa any subject whatever written by him to the Secretary, up to Mr. Soule's return to the United States, and, of course, to the time when he iMr. P ) was clothed with all the re sponsibilities of the mission It is said of this letter?and the informa'ion comes direct from Madrid to foreign Ministers in this capital?that it amounted limply to a notification that there had been a personal difficulty or disagreement between Mesars Soule and Perry, which led the latter to be lieve that hit superior would bring charges against him, and to intimate a wish to be folly Informed eoneersicg them if any should be made. It it not believed here that the letter in queetloa embraced ady oharge against or slander upon Mr. Boule It ia far ther underatood among those of whoee impres siona in the premlaea we ara writing, that no action whatever wa tiken by the Department on this oemmunication, Mr. Soule refraining from making the allegations the writer antici pated This ia the so muoh commented-upon letter from Mr. Perry, over which Mr. Boale is andentood to have torn passions to ragi. We have seen many a public man " pnt his foot in it," and never saw a fairer prospect for getting both of one's feet in it, than in tbia case?Mr Soule being evidently about to add to his squabbles in Madrid an additional squabble with the Secretary of State, oat of which he oannot fail to be brought np second beat. The Few Commissioner c4 Public Build ings ?Dr. John B Blake, we hear, will not enter upon the discharge of the duties of his new position until the 1st proximo. In the meanwhile, from signs around us, we jjdge that extensive preparations indeed are being made to cost all the employees now in plcoe under the Commissisner, who hold to the pro priety of proscribing every man who dees cot hold to the patriotism and wisdom of Know Nothingism. These to whom we refer as pre paring to make the knife eut on more tban one edge, are of course persons who fanoy the places alleged to be held by sympatbicers with Know Nothingism Their namo is le I gion We are highly favored, indeed, in the matter of the patriotic desire of our oountry man to serve the public. We'll wager an oyster supper that the cover Doctor will re ceive quite one hund'ed and fifty applications for po itions under bim within the next week The Ex-Postmaster Kendall Affair.?As we learn to-day that our friend, Arnold Harris, E?q., was one of the sureties of Ex Postmaster Kendall, on his official bond, we havo to say that our allusion yesterday to the probability that the Journal of Commerce had been " crammed" with views upon the case in question and upon the Kinney expedition question by ono of Kendall's sureties, we had no reference to Mr. H., always a stauDoh opponent of the Kinney scheme We referred to another surety in New York However, we are glad to learn froix Major II.

that that gentlemen, Mr. Buttterworth, prob ably had nothing whatever to do with the publications ia the Jourval of Commerce; be (Major H.) believing that the information on which they were based came from other friends of Ex.Pcstmaster Kendall in New York, whom he knows. Revolutionary Bones.?It will be recol lected by many that years ago the Tammany Society at New York, at a heavy expense, caused the bones of the American revolu tion prison-ship martyrs to be disinterred from their res'ing places, scattered on Long Island ani the Jersey shores, and rtin terred them 4emporarily in Brooklyn, de signicg eventually to procure for*them nn appropriate final resting place, and to crown it with a suitable monument. The socicty having at length determined if possible o place them and the monument in the Brook lyn navy-yard, have sent a committee to this city, beaded by Saobem William D. Ken nedy, to solicit a place in that establishment for the purpose. It is sincerely to be hoped that the President and Secretary ef the Navy may foel at liberty to give e favorable rojly tD this so patriotlo request Laid Offices Closed.?-The Secretary of the Interior has just ordered the land cfioes at Dixon, Chicago, Quincy, Edmundsville and Palestine. Illinois, to be closed, and the boeka and other documents to be removed to Spring field, the seat of government of that State,' where the lands formerly far sale at these offices will hereafter be subject to entry. An existing law makes it obligatory to close all land offices whereat the quantity of land for sale falls bel >w 100,000 acres, and to transfer the remaining besiness of such offices to others ! in their vicinity Tho Locations of Land Offices in Nebraska and Kansas.?Wo underhand that the Land Office bureau are collecting information on which to determine where to locate the land offices to be opened in those territories. At present we apprehead that Bellvue, in the Omaha district, is the only prominent point that appears proper in Nebraska, and that Leavenworth is, ?o far, the prominent point thought of for the Kansas territory land of fice. Farther investigations, however, may '?how the propriety of selecting other locations for these important offiees. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?Cn yesterday, the 6th of June, thers were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department.... $10,047 41 For the Interior DepartmeiH.. 88 634 34 For the Customs 42 348 29 War warrants received and en wt*red V ; 61,561 1J War repay warrants received and r 1,000 00 Interior repay warrants received and emored 990 60 On account of the Navy T8,798 02 For repaying on aeoount of the Navy.eeee 78 70S 02 Co7ered into the Treasury from Cai>toinj 2,061,846 74 PEBMOIVAL. ....The Roman Citholie Bishop of Ken tucky, has issued a a order forbidding Catho lic processions on Sunday. ....John A. Butterworth, a printer, com mitted suicide at Providenoe, R I, last Satur day. . .M. Bartiges, the Frenoh Minister, and his family, left New York, yesterday, in the steamer Africa, for Europe. ....The Alderman's bellicose display, al luded to in the "Personal" matter, yesterday, oocurred in New York ... .Dr. Jaoob Broadhead, a venerable and much repected divine of th* Reformed Dutch Church, and father of John R. Brodhead, na val office- ot New York, died at the residence of his son-in-law, George M. Atwater, at Springfield. Massachusetts, on Tusday even ing in the 75th year of his age. ' .... Among the distinguished strangers now ir^a'hi^w? We Perc6i*? Hon. John B Macey, of Wis.; fion. Messrs Kidwell and Clemens, of Va ; W D. Kennedy, a Democrs tie nominee for Congress from New York city in the last ?l?c?ion; Riohard Connelly, Esq county clerk, ani Geo Giasier, E*q , commi PDilamP? in New4 York city Mr Kennedy is at Will.rd's, and Measrs Co? nelly and Glaner at Kirkwood's. ....There is a man living near Sidney, In Shelby county Ohio, nearly ninety years of ***' J**10 f1*** panding with a neighbor that ho will live to be a hundred rears old' The wagons a hundred bushels of oorn and in oase either or both should die be?w tjj expiration of th? hundred yean. their bein art obliged to pay over tho required amount. .... Oonrad Wieganda of Philadelphia, ha; received the appointment of matter and r*flcer in tho United States Branch Mint, San Fran ciioo Mr ^iegsnd has had a thorough train ing in tho Philadelphia mint, end ia a grad sate of tho high school of thU city ....Rot E H. Chapin laja the Imperial gambler of Franco won hit throne with die* made from the bones of the ^reat Napoleon " Tn Portland Liquor Rict.?A despatch from Portland eaya the coroner's inquest on tho body of Ephralm Robbing, killed on Sat urday, ha? returned a verdict: '-That tho de oeafed was ihot through the body by tome person, unknown to tho inquest, acting under tho authority and by order of tho Mayor and Aldernyn of the city of Portland, in defense of the city property from the ravages of an excited mob, unlawfully congregated for that purpose near tbo City Hall, on Saturday even ing. June 1, 1865, of which the a.id Rob bins was found to be one." On the trial of Neil Dow, for having liquor in his possession with intent to eell, the evi dence failed to establish the fact that he po;. ses'ed the liquors with iutent to Fell; but the fact is clearly proved that the liquors, when complained of, were not the property of the city. By an order from the Governor the mil itary have been undor arms all day, and will remain on duty all night, aftbough the city is perfectly quiet. NOTICE ? %I1 leg-il voters rejected b? "the judges at the late municipal clrrti?? will meet at Harmony Hall on FRIDAY EVEN ING, ih" 8;h intt., at 8 o'clock p m. je 7?2t ,ATTEM ION. METROPOLITAN No 1 The regular monthly meptin;: <.f the Ve If- poliian Hook and La<1der Company No. 1 will te held THIS EVENING, June 7th, at the Hall.ct, Massachusetts avetue, bet 4th and 5th nireets. JA8. A. C INGRAM, Je 7?It Secretary. >AN ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE Washington City Bible Society will fc* held in the Foundry Chu<ch, corner 14'it and <?' sta , TO-MORKOW (Friday) afternoon, at5o'c!k All contributors to the funds of the Societv are par ticul.uly requested to attend. je 7?It yoa?FELTIVAL AND CONCERT.?The ladi? ? I of the Congregation of Dominick's Church (Isi.md) w,II hold a Strawberry arnl Ee'resHmei.i Festival, commencing on FRIDAY EVENING, Iune 8th ; and to lend additional attraction and va riety to the occasion, a CONCERT will be given. Several Professors and Amateur* of Vocal and In strumental Music having kindly tendered their aid. The Festival will be held in the basement of the chnrch. The patronage of the public generally is solicited. D tors opei. at 6 o'clock?concert eomtr^nce at 8 o'clock. Je 7?2t ^GRAND MOONLIGHT EXCURSION _ , and Pic Nic?The Good Will Club beg leave to inf Tin their friends anil the public in gen ?Til t: at thev wil' give th?ir first Excur ion and P:c Nic to the White House Pavilion on THURSDAY July 19, 1855 For particulars eeefuture adverti?ement je 7?eo3t COMM OF ARR. THE PRESIDENT'S MOUNTED 'GUARD will give an Excursion cn 28ih of June. 8. W. OWEN, Sec. je 6?3t ,GRACE CHURCH FESTIVAL.?THE - Ladies of Grace Church, Island, Rev At ffed IloLXtAD, Rector, will open their Festival, in the new Concert Ha 1, artioining the Star Buildings, on WEDNESDAY EvENlAG, at 8 o'clock, to be continued through the wee^ The proceeds are to be appropriated to the payment of the church debt je 6?4t THE UNDERSIGNED, HARDWARE Dealers, in order to give t me for recrea tion to the clerks in their employ during the warmth of the rummer months, hereby ajjree to close their respective Stores at sev?ti o'clock p. m., (Saturday evenings excepted) from tli t> date until the first day of September next E. TUCKER & CO., E. WHEELER fc CO., CAMPBELL fc rOYLE, ELVANS fc THOMPSON, JOHNSON, GUY fc CO. Washington, Jure 5,1855. je 6?3t ('irgan) a*?-7?-THE UNION GUARDS BEG LEAVE f> inform their friends and the cit sen? (en rally that they will glvs their first grand Mili tary ;ml Civic Excursion on THURSDAY, June 14th. 1855. The Union Guards would also state to their nu merous friends that thev dispensed with having any Hall this last winter, therefore Otey have pledged tln mseives to make thia the Exeugeion of the sea son, as two steamboats have bean chartered for the occasion. For particulars tee advertisement. Je 5?3: COM OT ARRANGEMENTS. ,GRAND PLC NtG AND EXCURSION The Liberty *1<# aaost respectfully make knr tvn to their friend? and the public generally tha' they will give their first Pic Nic on MONDAY, the ?5th June, to the White House Pavilion. Particulars in future advertisement. je 3 eojt* FOR SALE?A FINE LOT OF PRIVATE and Dray Horses, jast arrived from Washington co , Pa., and will he seld at a fair price. Can be reen ? t WM. SPRUG'S STABLE, on Bridge street, Georgetown, D. 6. Je7_3?* Notice is hereby given that all claima on Mrs. and Miss Minugh agamtt Andrew lackson Minugh concerning bia estate is to be stopped as soon a? possible, as he receives no bem fit from the said estate, under the penalty of the law they are impudent of the same. ANDREW J. MINUGII. Call on Jackson Minew, U. S. M. Asylum. Je 7-1t* RAFFLE.?The raffle for the liquor Case and Writing Desk will take place on FRIDAY (to morrow) EVENING, atBJtf o'clock. Subscribers will please attend. Je7?8t# BARRY'S TRICOPIIEROUS for pre serving the hair, removing feurf. dandruff, fc?. for sale at LAMMOND'S, 7th e . je 7?St Land warrant* wanted. I will pay the highest caah priee for Land War rants. Address mc, nt the Aator Home, New York, or at York, Pennsy lvania. Je 7?3t* ALEXANDER HAY. LAND WARRANTS. JOHN D CLARK, Agent tor Claims, No #3T Twelfth street, will give the highest market price in gold for Land Warrants je 7?lm* District of Col?mbla( ) ^ u. WilStl;TO* COOBTV, $ I HEREBY certify that Peirce Hho- maker, of said county, brought before me, as estray, ir> sspa?s ino on his enclosure, a dun MARE MULE, about twenty-five yeara old Given under hand of me, one of the justicee of the peace in and for said county, this 5th day of June, 1855. JOSHUA PEIRCK. The owner of the above described p roperty will please come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take her away. PEIRCE SHOEMAKER, je 8?3t* At Ptir^e's Mill, on Roea Creek. EXCURSION TO THE AND WATER WORKS. It being impossible for the Canal BB3gtt?fl|Packet Boat CONGRESS. Captain C mo t, Merrill, to leave her regular route on any other day, she wnl make an exenraion on SUNDAY June 10th, at 8 o'clock a m., to afford persons an opportunity of visiting the Great Falls or the Poto mt'C a id examing the Washington Aqueduct Fare for the round trip, 50 cents?gentleman and lady 75 cents. Refreshments can be bad on board. The Boat will leave '.he Wharf of W H fc H. G. Ritter, near the Market House, Georgetown, at 8 o'clock a m. A boat will be in waiting at the Falls to accom modate those who may wish to cross the river. Should the weather prove unfavorable it will be postponed until the following Sunday. Je 7?3t Ornoa Clerk or Hocaa or Rata , U S ,) June 6, 1855 / SEALED FROPOSALS will be received at thia office until 12 o'clock m.. on Saturday, 30tb of J me next, for furnit-hing for the use of the H<>u*e ot Representatives two hundred tons best ANTHRA CITE COAL, white ash. The coal must be pure and clean, 100 tons of large egg siae, and 100 tons in lumps about the siae of a fourteen pound wngnt 9,340 pounds to the ton, and delivered free of extra charge in the vaults of the Capitol. f Also, for furnishing for the use of the^ House ot Representative, two hundred cords of first qua.ity seasoned HICKORY WOOD, twenty five corde to be sawed twice, the balance to be aawed ouce : the whole to be measured, sawed, and atowed away in the >aults of the Capitol at the expense of the con " Both wood and coal are td be delivered on or be 1 fore the 15th of October next, and to be wbjeet to inspection aa to quality, weifht, and measure by a Emon to be appointed on the part of the House 01 >1 reeeatativee J. W. FORNEY, Clerk House of Representatives, U. S. je 7?TMl PAT?*T 1CV GRBAff rttlfr ER8 Ice (Votni Mould* jc|jy Mngli? Metoa Mould#. Rice Mould , Pndding Moulds, nM^ Pims, Cnke Pas?. Patty Pan*. Cake Cunip, at the HoaM-k^ixr'* Furn.sh.ng Slun;, 490 7th street. js 6 O FRAWCIW. SUMMER MILLINERY. WILL be opened or 8 \TURD AY. the *b I a*^ over the Dry Goods Siote of Oi*? Allen, n handsome ot L*die? BONNETS, of the bM sttle, inda^ini ?Mr ejrat variety of Neanol tan B<mnets. at prices to please, to whirl) the ladie* of Washington and ita vicinity are respectfully invited to fiwi?r before purchasing elsewhere. O EO F ALLEN, je ??3i* Pa it one doer w?t of 10th rt THE GREAT QUESTION ?Will y. D consider the subVct of Personal Religion ? By Henry A. Boardman, D D. This volume la not abov the comprehension af quite yonng peuons. It is a plain. stmpie. scrip tural exhibition of the air and ? argerof indifference or inconn- cretion on the subj ct ?>i Religion To the 8.<bbaih acbonl teachrr, aa well as the parent and pastor, it wit I furnish a moot a?aaonabi?- and powrful aid in impressing and ei forcing the duty of itt< iii!ing ?t enre and in earnest to the soul's wel fare. GRAY It BALLANTVNR. jf ??8t Bookae.b-ra, 498 7Ji n IADlKt' WORK BADKRTI.- Card j Baaketa, Traveling Baskets, K-y Baskets, KmO Baskets, Cigar Basket*, Market Baskets, Cloihea Bi^keu, a large variety, verv low, at the Housekeeper's Furnishing Store, 490 Seventh street. G. FKANCIf, Je 6? TKETII I.OHT.-L ft a few day* since, tw? inaimtfl",ent Teeth, net on a gold plate. Tha finder will be suitably rewarded on applying at tha Star ffice counter. j ? 1?6t PRESIDENT'S MOUNTED GUARD QUICK STEP.?This excellent piece of Hn** ??<? tne 3<*pn'ar composer, Mr. Robeit IK?ier, ha* juat been published by the subscribers. TUe title page ii most tlegantly emkellishcd. HILBU8 b. HITZ. Music Publishers, Depot in Star Buildings. j?*~ (FURNITURE SALE?THE ARTICLES RE ' mau.ing unsold ai the recent sale of Furniture and llou?eh?-?'pirg Gixds at the More of J. R. Mc Gregor, 395 Pennsylvania avenue, between 4}f and 6th streets, south ride, will be sold off at greatly reduced price* during the nexi ten days a* the sub -criber will pas-lively close up hia business wi km that time. Ttri- : $15 ;nd under, ca.h ; over that auan a credit of 30 And 60 r'ayn, for approvt<! endorsed notes, b'-aring interest. Dealers are requested to call and examine the stock. i J. R McGREGOR. je 4?Iw OLD POINT COMPORT. TM1E HOTEL at tbi- favorite watnirg place ? now op? n for the reception of guests The t.re establishment has been putin fine ord? r, and *r?'at'-r facilities have tx en made for landing pas sengers. A small steamer has b? en chartered to act as ten der upon the larger mail boats,and also to make ad ditional trips to Norfolk and Porsmonth. including two trios on Sunday to and from those ci?i-s. thereby nffording an opportunity of a pleasant ex* ti'siori and rnjny ihe sea bathing Th* boat will make b?hir.g excursions three days in cach we? k. Communications si ould he addieased to C C. WILLARD fc FRO, Propn-tora. je 4?2w Ol Poin' Comfort, Va. PROSPECTUS For publishing a morth/y Musical Work i? the city of Washington. THE und r-iened. at the soiicttstion of many of tlmr esfcnrd customers, pro .oar puWk-hing a monthly Musical Work, entitled The Fational Monthly Kuaieal M&gasiaa The Magaxine wi I contain from our ro ? i pages rf Music, selected from the best European and Na t ve ComnmcB In addition to the Muaic an extra sheet will be added, containing the latest Musical N?.w?, Musical Notices, he. The Magazine will j rint d on the best quality Music pai*-r,acd will be printed from engraved plates, in the neateat man ner. The first numv?er of the Magazin? will be ready eboutthe 1st of Jul v, 1"%55. Mr. S V. Norn, the Agent for the Work, will solicit rut scriptmn from the citizen- of tbe District of ColumUa and show a specimen number. James H. Brats, No. 150 Bndge rtreet, is tbe agent for Georgetown. HII.BUS * HITZ, Music Depot, cor. Pa. av., l.th and D sts, Star iiuiidings, Washington. D. C. june 4?tf TICSMt'A LADIES' OA ZKTTK OF j Paris. London and New Y *k Fashions for Juds is received auJ for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Bcokstore. The Watchman, a companion to tbe popular sto ry of the Lamplighter Tales for the Marines, by the author of Los Glia P** Harper's Magazine ;or June comtcenees a new vol u iite The Missing Bride, by Mrs. South worth The Two Guardians, by tbe author of Heartsease All the Magazines for June All the New Bc-okt and every thing in the Sta tionery line, for sale at SHILLINGTON'S P'**store, Odcen Building, car. 4U st , and Pa. av. je 4?tr "^"OTICIf.?Our customers are re-pectf?Hy in i.1 formed that on and after this date, until Sep temper, we shall close our store everv evening at 7% o'clock. H1LBU8 fc HITZ, je5 Music DepoL READY MADE SUMMER CLOTHING. t J AVING wi'hin the last few davs made g*eat I 1 additions to our former stock of Ready-made nothing, we are now prepared to offer gentlemen every inducement in prne and quality to visit oar extensive salesroims before making their selections. Our assortment ot White and col Ted Shirts Gauze, merr-o, silk and cotton Undershirts Linen and Cotton Drawers Summer Stocks, rravau, Scarfs,Tiss Collars, Gloves, Hosiery, kc., Is very large and complete, making our present stock one ot the uost desirable to select from in pri cts and quality to be found this side af New York. WALL fc STEPHENS, 899 Pa av*-., next door to Iron Hail. jc4?tf (Newa) POTOMAC PAVILION, Piney Point, St. Mary's Coanty, Maryland '?'HIS desirable place tor health and sea-baibing i will be opened for the reception of visitota on the 15'h of June, with nothing left undone that will promote the comforts of its guest. Many improve mcnts have been made since my la?t season. A Lunch Room has been built tor tbe accommodation of visitors at all reasonable hours, oay and night Stable^ and Carnage Houses have been btidt to accommodate those at at a distance Billiard Table, Pistol Gallery, ^buffl*- Board, Tea Pin Alleys and Baths have all been improved, and are free to vmtor* only. I am thankful to the public for their patronags tbe last two seasons, and hope to see my old friend* iiad many new face? the coming season. The Pavidon sha'l be clean and well kept Children with whooping cough or ueaslss will not be admitted as boarders. tzrxs or board: For single day $2 00 Ft?r three days or less than a week, per dry . 1 50 By the week 10 00 By tbe month, per day 1 85 W. W DIX, Proprietor. Letter Boxes have beea plac? d on all the (Steam ers tor tbe accommodation of visitors. " je 5?eo | in FOR THE ORANGE A ALEXANDRIA AND MANASSAS GAP RAILROADS. THE Subscriber's Coaches w,ll call for Passengers wishingtoconnectwitbtheabove _ *u ' s Railroads. My Coaches connect witl ^HSubSBL the Steamers Tros Collyra or Gaoaue vwsams to*, which leave Washington at 6 a m. QSJ- Meals fbrtiiahsd on tlie boats. Persons wishing tbe Coaches to call for them can leave their name and residence with Mr. JohnT. Tillman, near tha Capitol gate; Mr. Butt's drug store, corner Pennsylvania avenue and 19Ui street* or at Geo. fc Thos Parker k Co V store. Coaches can be bad for Pleasure Trips may WILLIAM WHALEY* RESTAURANT. HAVING bought out the establishment oOfoeae# Rit'er, on Penns.,lvan'a ayf-n'ie, between llib and I4tb streeu. winch have completely renovated, I can commodate my friends with real Ti'R TLE SOUP, OYSTERS in every style, tad ths best ol LIQUORS, CIGARS, kc. All luxuries and dehcacies in sesson. may 31?lw RICHARD f DAV8. M THIRTY NEW STYLE MANTILLAS From |9 t? $90 each. AX WELL k liRO bave just ree?ived 30 new style Mantillas, on co- signnret t trom a New \ ork Mantilla House, with instruction* to close tire in ont in ten days without regard to ci st Tb> se 30. in aildiuon to our fo'iner large supply (ahich we have also reduced in price in coumqueue* ot tbe advance of the sea?on) makes onrs uis m<*t com plete assortment of Mamillaa m Washmgion. Every lady that wanta a Mantilla M a gieat re daction from former prices should cail uutnrdia'ely and cet a bargain. MAXWELL k KRO , Je 8?eo3t 998 Pa. avenge VLEXANDKIA POLKA SCBOTTISH-Hans Kiummacher'a new piece ol tbe above name, de.wcried to Miss Eliza J. DeCamp, of tbiscity, just pailisbed sad for ?*!# at the Music I^jkht* I j? 6 HlLBUtf ?i HITZ.